How to Make Cendol

Print PDF There are lots of cendol recipes out there, but the technique, which usually involves scraping cooked batter through a colander, always meant I ended up with stumpy bits rather than green worms. This was until Johari, my fellow ex-Malaysian and glorified trolley pusher (as he himself described his then-job as a flight attendant) » Read More

Jackie M Frozen Meals and Curry Pastes – New Look!

Print PDF I was going through the range of products in my online Jackie M Shop recently and realised it had reached 95 items.  This doesn't even include the hot dishes in my restaurant menu - I had deleted the entire category when I closed it back in May 2013 (side note - please stop trying to book tables for my now-defunct restaurant). I bet » Read More

How to Make Fried Noodles with Sauces – & The Silent Movie Hangout

Print PDF I feel the need to reiterate this because unlike my online followers, most of my "real world" customers still think "restaurant" and not much else when they think of me, despite my Concord establishment having closed for nearly a year now - but one of my many activities is to run regular Google Hangouts On Air. For the » Read More

How to Make Ipoh Sar Hor Fun; also M Boutique Hotel, Ipoh

Print PDF I've had Ipoh Sar Hor Fun back when I was growing up in Seremban, but I was more familiar with the "dry-style" ie. "kon-loh" version from this particular kopitiam in my hometown, as opposed to the soupy variety.  (Funnily enough I have yet to encounter the kon-loh version in Ipoh itself, so I'm not sure if it was an evolution of » Read More

How to Make Hakka Pan Mee

Print PDF As featured in my Hangout On Air - Noodles: Introduction First off, and I'm sure I've mentioned this in the early days with this blog - I write my recipes and post them on the fly; there's no "massaging" involved, so they're invariably going to be a bit rough.  Also, I cook based on the principle of "agak-agak" (Malay for » Read More

How to Make Squid with Butter & Evaporated Milk *As Seen On TV*

Print PDF As featured on Foxtel fishing show Hooked with Dave Butfield that just aired - Ingredients - 500g squid tubes, cleaned and cut into rings 4 Tbsp rice flour 1 cup oil (I use Carotino red palm oil) 2 Tbsp butter 2 tsp minced garlic 1-2 sprigs curry leaves 2 small (birds' eye) chillies, sliced pinch of pepper 1/2 » Read More

Chinese New Year Cooking Demos

Print PDF I'm going to be doing 3 of my favourite activities this coming weekend. All at the same time.   I love travel, and I'm travelling to Melbourne courtesy of Tourism Malaysia Australia. Everyone knows about my passion for Malaysian cooking, and I'll be doing that while I'm there. The other thing I like doing, believe it » Read More

How to Get Yourself a Free Trip to Malaysia

Print PDF There are two ways, sponsored by Tourism Malaysia - 1) If you're in Sydney, join The Sydney Food Trail - Eat at one of the participating restaurants before January 18, 2014 and complete an entry form to be in with the chance to win a holiday to Malaysia. Winners of the draw will be able to indulge in traditional cuisine, from » Read More

Jackie M Recipe Card 1 – Malaysian Spice-Rubbed Steak & Salad

Print PDF If you've been following my Google Hangouts (YouTube channel - http://youtube.com/jackiemsydney for past episodes) and my recent radio interviews, you'll know I've been working on ideas to incorporate Malaysian Flavours into your everyday (read: Western) meals. Malaysian cuisine is an original form of fusion food after all, drawing » Read More

New Year, New Site – And I Am Going Sailing. Apparently.

Print PDF aka All Aboard The Steamboat It's the New Year and  it's time for me to 'fess up. I have a phobia - I can't read about myself or watch myself onscreen. All these newspaper articles, blog reviews, etc. – scanned them through very briefly at best. Usually I just check that the photo of me is half-decent before I disseminate them on » Read More